As the 33rd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF’10) came to a close on Wednesday, July 21 at the Chelsea’s Clearview Cinemas in New York City, actors Louis Ozawa Changchien and Karin Anna Cheung presented awards to five lucky filmmakers before the festival’s Closing Night screening of Quentin Lee’s The People I’ve Slept With.
The ceremony closed with Gina Chun accepting her reward for the CinemaMe Short Film Competition. The contest, sponsored by Toyota, asked non-professional filmmakers to offer their take on Asian American film in under five minutes. Chun will be awarded a grand prize of $3,000 for her film The Receiver, a video diary that recounts a conversation between an aspiring filmmaker and her disapproving grandmother.
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